The Trinitonian - In Process

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US TxSaTua UA0076

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Title

The Trinitonian - In Process

Date(s)

  • 1900- (Creation)

Extent

30 linear feet

Name of creator

(1875-)

Administrative history

The Trinitonian (1900-present) is the weekly student-run newspaper of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. First published under the name Trinity Exponent (1888-1900), the periodical traces its history to 1888, when a number of campus literary societies banded together to launch a monthly magazine exhibiting student creative work in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. At that time, such literary societies (and their related publications) afforded students a rare opportunity to express ideas and opinions outside of the classroom. In 1900 the Trinity Exponent was renamed the Trinitonian, and by 1915 it had evolved into a weekly newspaper that covered campus news and calendar information, as well as some local and world events. Currently, contributions to the Trinitonian are open to the university community, but staff is comprised primarily of Trinity students. The publication features campus news, political opinions, literary works and criticisms, and advertisements.

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Scope and content

This collection consists of issues of the Trinitonian; from its first appearance as a monthly campus magazine and annual in1900, through its present day weekly circulation as the student-run newspaper of Trinity University.

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This collection is arranged chronologically, by date.

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Conditions governing access

This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Special Collections & Archives reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

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Conditions governing reproduction

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

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      The archives will add student newspapers as they become available.

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      • Citation: Trinitonian Collection, 1875-2019. Coates Library Special Collections & Archives, San Antonio, Texas.

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      Archivist's note

      Finding aid prepared by Elissa Calfin in February 2019.

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